Akron mayor withdraws legislation to hike bee fee after beekeepers felt stung by increase. Reported by Stephanie War-smith. Mayor Dan Horrigan opted this week to withdraw legislation that would have raised the annual registration fee for beekeepers. He made this decision after angry bee-keepers swarmed Akron City Council on Monday in protest. The administration announced the decision to the community in a Facebook post and to council in an email Wednesday.